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Rise of the Tomb Raider Notebook Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 02/03/2016

Precision landing. After several rather poor PC ports (Batman Arkham Knight, Just Cause 3, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, etc.), the latest iteration of Tomb Raider finally leaves a better impression on the PC. We tested the action title on multiple notebook GPUs and checked the performance. Update: GT630M, HD 4000, M385X, Iris Pro 5200, 920M, M280X, Kaveri R7 added.

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For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

Rise of the Tomb Raider is based on the Foundation Engine, which was already used for the predecessor. However, the visuals changed a lot compared to the old title. Besides the textures, both the density of objects and particles can convince as well. This means the action adventure can create a great atmosphere, which is supported by diverse levels. You fight, climb and puzzle your way through icy caves, dusty canyons and dreamlike jungle areas during the first couple of hours of the game.

We were particularly impressed by two special effects, which have a very high quality, but do not require a lot of resources. Lara leaves huge traces when she wanders through the snow, which increases the credibility of the world and was not realized in such an efficient way in any previous game.

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The biggest highlight in our opinion is the hair simulation PureHair, which originates from AMD's TressFX. While the technology of the predecessor still needed a lot of resources and was primarily designed for AMD GPUs, PureHair now runs much faster (also on Nvidia GPUs), and it appears much more authentic. Our pictures show that there is hardly a difference between the setting On and Very High, whereas the deactivation of PureHair has a big impact.

Speaking of settings: The PC port was once again handled by the studio Nixxes from the Netherlands, who – except for the pretty high requirements – did a very good job. Similar to the last Tomb Raider, you can adjust the settings outside and within the game. Great: Changes within the game do not require a restart, there is only a short transition period (reloading textures, etc.).

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Another advantage is the large number of options, which were divided into two sub-menus. As usual, you can use Display to change the resolution and – when the option Exclusive Fullscreen is enabled – the refresh rate. A vertical synchronization is also available. The developers waived a general limitation of the frame rate. Otherwise, you can only adjust the anti-aliasing in the Display tab. While the post processing versions FXAA and SMAA do not deliver very good results (and can create a blurry picture), SSAA costs a lot of performance, so you should avoid it, at least when you use a notebook.

This leaves us with the Graphics menu, which includes dozens of settings. If you don't want to fiddle with all of them, you can also use one of five presets, which adjust the overall quality. You can argue about the presets though. Very High, for instance, does not always mean very high. If you want to experience Tomb Raider in the highest quality, you will have to adjust the settings by hand and select the highest options.

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The third-person shooter supports numerous modern effects like HBAO+ and tessellation, some of which are exclusive on the PC. The game looks pretty good with Medium settings, even though the best graphics are obviously reserved for the High or Very High presets. You should avoid the preset Low if possible, because the missing shadows, the weak illumination and the blurry textures will affect the atmosphere significantly.

All things considered, we would call the PC version surprisingly good. This verdict is also supported by the short loading times and the moderate size of the game (almost 20 GB). The gameplay itself leaves a great impression as well: Staging, gameplay, story-telling, size and controls can easily compete with other games.

PureHair Off
PureHair Off
PureHair On
PureHair On
PureHair Very High
PureHair Very High
PureHair Off
PureHair Off
PureHair On
PureHair On
PureHair Very High
PureHair Very High

Benchmark

It is a bit unfortunate that Rise of the Tomb Raider does not feature an integrated benchmark, but the tutorial works pretty well for performance evaluations. After the first two intro videos, Lara walks along a mountain passage and is confronted with opulent effects and an immense sight, which create a lot of GPU load and represent very demanding or stressful passages, respectively.

The frame rates in Rise of the Tomb Raider can fluctuate heavily depending on the situation, so the hardware should have some headroom: At least 30-35 fps during our benchmark sequence (see video) indicates decent playability. A lower frame rate would often result in annoying stutters and lags. As far as we can say, the title is heavily limited by the GPU. The processor only has a small impact on the performance or none at all; even at low or medium settings (benchmarks for low-end CPUs are still missing).

Results

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We already mentioned that the hardware requirements are pretty high. Considering the reference-like effects, however, we think that the requirements are somewhat justified. You will need at least a lower-mainstream GPU to play Rise of the Tomb Raider at all. Processor chips like the Intel HD Graphics 4600 and older multimedia or all-round chips like the GeForce GT 740M or GT 750M cannot even handle minimum details. 1024x768 pixels and the preset Low will require a more modern mid-range GPU like the GeForce 940M. Normal details and 1366x768 pixels are playable with a GeForce GTX 850M or better.

We recommend a "real" gaming chip for 1920x1080 pixels. The preset High will run smoothly on a GTX 965M; the preset Very High on a GTX 970M. None of the notebook GPUs are powerful enough for 4K at 3840x2160 pixels. But even powerful desktop GPUs like the Radeon R9 Fury and the GeForce GTX 980 will reach their limits. Only the fastest high-end models (GTX 980 Ti etc.) and some SLI configurations should be powerful enough. Note: AMD GPUs are currently slower compared to their Nvidia counterparts. Intel GPUs on the other hand have problems with crashes – independent of the settings.

Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings
4K Settings
4K Settings
Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings
4K Settings
4K Settings

We also want to say a couple of words about the resolution debate on our forums. Because of the feedback, we decided to test medium details with 1920x1080 instead of 1366x768 pixels in 2016. However, we will only use the new scheme if there is a certain performance difference compared to the High preset (also 1920x1080 pixels). The performance between the presets Medium and High is almost identical in the case of Rise of the Tomb Raider. We therefore once again use 1366x768 pixels for an ideal frame rate gradation. As an example, we show the results of the GeForce GTX 950M (Iris Pro 5200):

  • 1024x768 + Lowest preset = 60 fps (26.6 fps) ... 100% (100%)
  • 1366x768 + Medium preset = 38 fps (14.8 fps) ... 63% (56%)
  • 1920x1080 + Medium preset = 25 fps (10 fps) ... 42% (38%)
  • 1920x1080 + High preset = 21 fps (7.8 fps) ... 35% (29%)
  • 1920x1080 + Very High preset = 17 fps ... 28%
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    3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x     1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x     1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x     1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x     1024x768 Lowest Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
27.9 (min: 25) fps ∼32%
71.3 (min: 64) fps ∼41%
80.5 (min: 76) fps ∼42%
135 (min: 130) fps ∼51%
205 (min: 194) fps ∼60%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury, 4790K
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro
32.4 (min: 29) fps ∼37%
57 (min: 46) fps ∼33%
72 (min: 62) fps ∼38%
110 (min: 104) fps ∼42%
159 (min: 147) fps ∼46%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
27.2 (min: 23) fps ∼31%
50.5 (min: 47) fps ∼29%
65 (min: 60) fps ∼34%
102 (min: 97) fps ∼39%
149 (min: 140) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
20.8 (min: 19) fps ∼24%
47.9 (min: 45) fps ∼28%
56.4 (min: 52) fps ∼29%
93.9 (min: 83) fps ∼36%
139 (min: 116) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
16.8 (min: 15) fps ∼19%
38 (min: 35) fps ∼22%
44.9 (min: 43) fps ∼23%
74.8 (min: 68) fps ∼28%
115 (min: 97) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
14.6 (min: 13) fps ∼17%
32.3 (min: 30) fps ∼19%
36.3 (min: 33) fps ∼19%
55.9 (min: 53) fps ∼21%
84.9 (min: 81) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 6700K
Desktop PC
13 (min: 11) fps ∼15%
30.6 (min: 28) fps ∼18%
38.8 (min: 35) fps ∼20%
66.3 (min: 63) fps ∼25%
105 (min: 99) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
11.9 (min: 11) fps ∼14%
30.4 (min: 26) fps ∼18%
37.7 (min: 35) fps ∼20%
66 (min: 58) fps ∼25%
106 (min: 95) fps ∼31%
AMD Radeon R7 370, 4790K
MSI Gaming R7 370 2GB
13.3 (min: 11) fps ∼15%
27.3 (min: 24) fps ∼16%
35.5 (min: 33) fps ∼18%
61 (min: 58) fps ∼23%
94 (min: 88) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
11.3 (min: 10) fps ∼13%
25.8 (min: 24) fps ∼15%
30 (min: 28) fps ∼16%
47.4 (min: 45) fps ∼18%
71.9 (min: 68) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
8.7 (min: 7) fps ∼10%
20.1 (min: 18) fps ∼12%
26.4 (min: 24) fps ∼14%
46.8 (min: 44) fps ∼18%
74 (min: 70) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
7.9 (min: 7) fps ∼9%
19.6 (min: 18) fps ∼11%
22 (min: 20) fps ∼11%
36 (min: 34) fps ∼14%
57 (min: 54) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
17.2 (min: 15) fps ∼10%
21 (min: 19) fps ∼11%
37.5 (min: 35) fps ∼14%
60 (min: 57) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
6.9 (min: 6) fps ∼8%
17 (min: 16) fps ∼10%
20.9 (min: 19) fps ∼11%
37.2 (min: 35) fps ∼14%
59.6 (min: 56) fps ∼17%
AMD Radeon R9 M280X, FX-7600P
Asus N551ZU-CN007H
16.6 (min: 15) fps ∼10%
21.4 (min: 19) fps ∼11%
37.7 (min: 35) fps ∼14%
52 (min: 48) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
9.4 (min: 8) fps ∼5%
11.6 (min: 10) fps ∼6%
21.1 (min: 19) fps ∼8%
34.3 (min: 32) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
9 (min: 8) fps ∼5%
9.9 (min: 9) fps ∼5%
17.1 (min: 16) fps ∼6%
27.1 (min: 25) fps ∼8%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ
Schenker S413
7.8 (min: 6) fps ∼4%
14.8 (min: 12) fps ∼6%
26.6 (min: 24) fps ∼8%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri), FX-7600P
Asus N551ZU-CN007H
8.1 (min: 6) fps ∼4%
16.6 (min: 15) fps ∼6%
25.8 (min: 23) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
13.4 (min: 12) fps ∼5%
22.2 (min: 21) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
6.4 (min: 5) fps ∼4%
7.6 (min: 7) fps ∼4%
13.5 (min: 12) fps ∼5%
22 (min: 20) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
9.7 fps ∼4%
15.2 fps ∼4%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
8.9 (min: 7) fps ∼3%
15.5 (min: 14) fps ∼5%
Show Restrictions
      Model
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low
1024x768
Lowest Preset
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
2xAF
high
1920x1080
High Preset
4xAF FXAA
ultra
1920x1080
Very High Preset
16xAF FXAA
4k
3840x2160
High Preset
4xAF FXAA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
293.2
208.4
184.8
158.5
73.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
180
161
69.65n2
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
288
224.3
155.5
138.9
68.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
283.7
208.2
162.8
134
59.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
244
201
131
112n6
50n3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
262.2n9
184.5n9
113.6n9
94.7n9
48.7n9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
210n3
166n3
132.5n4
115.1n10
50.4n6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
111
46.5
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56
94
74.8
39.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
271.4
195.4
119
99.7n3
42n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
125
109.6n2
43.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
218.5n9
170.21n9
107.75n18
92n25
37.75n8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
224
163
103
88
40.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
166.9n2
146.45n2
97.75n4
81.2n6
33.6n3
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
159
110
72
57
32.4
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
56.2
29.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
205
135
80.5
72.7n2
27.9
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
247
158.9
83.9
65.4
27.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
225.9
144.4
88.4
68.75n2
33.7
      Model
Rise of the Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
214.05n2
139.75n2
81.65n2
66.9n3
27.5n3
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
57
25.6n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
162n15
123.3n14
73n24
61.1n36
25.15n6
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
176
121
64
53
22.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
159.1
127.7
75.9
62.35n2
25.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
168n5
126.05n6
67.6n7
55n8
23.75n4
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
68.7
54.2n3
25.3
AMD Radeon R9 290X
149
102
65
50.5
27.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
139.5n4
93.45n4
57.6n8
49n9
21.7n4
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
161.8
102.4
53.9
40.8
AMD Radeon R9 280X
116
78
49.3
39.4
21.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
112.6
71.3
43.7
36.1
17
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
114.8n8
75.5n11
46.5n13
38n15
15.85n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
129.7n4
78.25n4
47.35n4
39.7n4
16.95n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
48.9
40.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
105.75n4
72.6n4
44.9n5
37.6n5
16.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
110.9
68.9
46.4
40.6
17.2
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
132.1n2
80.2n3
40.6n3
31.7n3
13.15n2
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
74.4
77.6
40.4
31.8
13.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
94.1
53.5
40.6n3
32.9n2
15.6
      Model
Rise of the Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
110.4n21
69.29n25
38.4n28
32.3n30
12.9n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
105.5
56
33.9
30.3
12.9
AMD Radeon R7 370
94
61
35.5
27.3
13.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
84.9
55.9
36.3
32.3
14.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
105
66.3
38.8
30.6
13
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
69
36.6
27.9
12.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
102.9n3
63.65n4
36.6n5
29.1n5
11.9
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
61.85n2
49.5n2
32.85n2
25.95n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
71.9
47.4
30
25.8
11.3
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
85
54
31.9
23.4
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
61.5
28.4
19.7
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
30.5
24.3
AMD Radeon Pro 460
76
25.8
20.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
65.4n3
46.95n8
26.4n13
22.5n13
8.85n2
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
67.66n2
44.99n2
22.51n2
21
AMD Radeon Pro 555
73.6
23.5
AMD Radeon Pro 455
84
24.9
18.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
74.1n2
45.45n2
24.1n2
19.7n2
7.6n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
65.3n24
37.2n25
20.6n25
17.45n20
7
AMD Radeon RX 540
50.8
21.6
11.3
9
      Model
Rise of the Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
50.4n2
29.55n2
15.05n2
12.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
57
36
22
19.6
7.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
58.4n9
35.59n10
21n10
17.05n8
AMD Radeon Pro 450
66.6
20.8n2
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
39.4
34.8
19.7
15.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
59.6
37.2
20.9
17
6.9
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
52
37.7
21.4
16.6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
33.5n3
15
12n3
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
30.2
18.2
12.2
8.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
27.1
17.1
9.9
9
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
48.1n7
29.2n7
15.8n7
13.35n6
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
35.8n20
22.2n20
13.2n17
10.75n10
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
35.6n8
23.2n2
12.2n8
9.35n2
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
26.53n4
18.74n4
11.07n4
7.98n2
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
35.09n2
19.84n2
10.9
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
32.55n2
19.95n2
10.8
8.9
AMD Radeon R7 M445
29.6
15.1
8.5
6.7
AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
31
18.9
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
26.6
14.8
7.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
22
13.5
7.6
6.4
      Model
Rise of the Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
25.9
18.3
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
25
16.4
9.6
7.7
Intel Iris Graphics 550
25.45n2
18.3n3
10.2n2
4.3
AMD Radeon 530
29.7n2
18n2
10.6
8.5
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
29.3
19
10.9
9.1
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
24.65n2
18.05n2
9.1
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
23.2
14.7
8.1
Intel Iris Graphics 540
23.7n3
15.3n3
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
21.1n4
12.8n4
7n3
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
25.8
16.6
8.1
AMD Radeon R7 M460
19.5
12.2
6.8
AMD Radeon R7 M360
22.55n2
12.3n2
7.1n2
4.1
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
20.25n2
12.35n2
6.4
3.7
AMD Radeon R7 M440
22.25n2
12.3n2
6.2n2
3.5
AMD Radeon R7 M340
28.2
15
AMD Radeon 520
21.6
13.5
7.4
Intel UHD Graphics 630
24.65n2
Intel HD Graphics 630
23.6
14.5
Intel HD Graphics 530
16n2
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
20.6
11.2
6.2
      Model
Rise of the Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel UHD Graphics 620
20n50
11.8n40
6.5n27
3.9n7
Intel HD Graphics 620
17.89n60
11.2n35
6.25n21
4.3n10
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
16.8n3
8.5
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
12.8
6.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
14.2
AMD Radeon R5 M330
18.95n2
11.65n2
6.3
3.9
AMD Radeon R5 M430
18.8
11.5
AMD Radeon R5 M255
19
11.8
6.3
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
14.5
9.4
6.1
3.5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
23.3n2
13.3n2
6.6
Intel HD Graphics 520
14.75n23
9.6n21
5.3n11
9.3
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
9.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
15.2
9.7
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
15.05n2
9.2n2
Intel HD Graphics 4600
15.25n2
9.3n2
Intel HD Graphics 5500
11.4
7.3
Intel UHD Graphics 615
10.55n2
6.3
Intel HD Graphics 615
13.4n6
9.1n4
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
19
12.2
Intel HD Graphics 515
7.96n4
5.18n3
      Model
Rise of the Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel HD Graphics 4400
13.1
7.6
Intel HD Graphics 510
11.1
7
Intel HD Graphics 5300
6.6
3.9
Intel UHD Graphics 605
6.9
Intel HD Graphics 505
6.15n4
4.05n4
Intel HD Graphics 4000
10
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
11
6.7
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
11.9
6.7
Intel HD Graphics 4200
11.2
6.4
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
7.1
4.2
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
5.3
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
9.4
5.3
2.5
1.8
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
123Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Test Systems

Desktop PCs

Custom Nvidia Custom AMD

Mainboard

Asus Z170-A Intel

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-4790K

Graphics card

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB), PNY GTX 950 (2 GB) AMD Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB), AMD R9 290X (4 GB), MSI R7 370 (2 GB)

Memory

2x 8 GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3000 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600

Storage 1

Crucial MX100 SSD (256 GB) Intel SSD 530 (240 GB)

Storage 2

Crucial M500 SSD (480 GB) /

Storage 3

OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB) /

Operating system

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Schenker Notebooks

Schenker W504 Schenker XMG A505 Schenker M504 Schenker M503 Schenker S413

Mainboard

Intel HM87 Intel HM87 Intel HM86 Intel HM86 Intel HM87

Processor

Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4720HQ Intel Core i5-4340M Intel Core i7-4702MQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ

Graphics card

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (8 GB), GTX 970M (6 GB), GTX 880M (8 GB), GTX 870M (6 GB), GTX 860M (4 GB) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB) Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M (2 GB) Nvidia GeForce GT 750M (2 GB) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200

Memory

2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 8 GB DDR3-1600

Storage 1

Samsung SSD 840 EVO (250 GB) Micron M600 SSD (128 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Crucial M4 SSD (256 GB)

Storage 2

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD (500 GB) HGST Travelstar 7K1000 (1000 GB) / / /

Operating system

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Windows 10 Home 64-bit Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Other notebooks

HP Envy 15-j011sg Asus N551ZU-CN007H MSI CX61-i572M281BW7

Mainboard

Intel HM87 AMD K15.1 Intel HM86

Processor

Intel Core i5-4200M AMD FX-7600P Intel Core i5-4200M

Graphics card

Nvidia GeForce GT 740M (2 GB) AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB) Nvidia GeForce GT 720M (2 GB)

Memory

1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600

Storage 1

Samsung SSD 830 (256 GB) HGST Travelstar 5K1000 (1000 GB) Western Digital Scorpio Blue (1000 GB)

Storage 2

/ / /

Operating system

Windows 10 Home 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

4K Monitor

Nvidia driver AMD driver Intel driver

Asus PB287Q

ForceWare 361.75 Crimson 16.1 Hotfix 15.40.10.64.4300

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I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.